Job prospects Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Assistant in Manitoba

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "early childhood educator (ECE) assistant" was moved from the group Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) to the group Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 42202).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as an "early childhood educator (ECE) assistant" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

early childhood educator (ECE) assistant
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• As pandemic restrictions ease and families return to the physical workplace, employment opportunities for this already high demand occupation are expected to increase.

• Generally, there are steady opportunities as more parents participate in the workforce.

• Public sector investments in the child care system including:

o Government of Manitoba's commitment to spending over $500 million to build 20 new schools throughout the province, adding 10,900 new classroom spaces and 1,450 child-care spaces by 2025.

o Canada-Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care Agreement that will support creation of 4,600 to 5,750 ECE and ECE assistant jobs over the next five years.

Here are some key facts about Early childhood educators and assistants in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 8,800 people work in this occupation.
  • Early childhood educators and assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 92%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 53% of early childhood educators and assistants work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • 6% of early childhood educators and assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 10% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 5% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 95% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 7% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 28% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 38% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 18% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% for all occupations

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